Seq # 450060010

Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:46 a.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium. It was formerly more widespread.


Details

Classification
Family: Pieridae > Subfamily: Pierinae > Tribus: Pierini > Genus: Pieris > Species: Pieris brassicae
Vernacular names
Groot koolwitje (NL), Large White (EN), Piéride du chou (FR), Großer Kohlweißling (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 15.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Cocoon/pupa


Flight periods

The adults fly in three generation a year: from late April till early June, and the second and third generations overlapping from early July till the end of September.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Tropaeolum majus and Reseda lutea
Host plant (genera):
Brassica

The larva lives on several species of Brassicaceae.

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